Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Macross7, Jul 8, 2011.
U.S. Internet Providers To Aid Anti-Piracy Effort - Yahoo! News
I don't know how they can sort out the pirates without invading everyone's privacy and losing lots of customers.
"Sir, you seem to have downloaded the new Transformers movie illegally."
"How do you know?"
"Well, sir, we watch and read everything you'll ever download."
"I'm switching to AT&T.*click*"
AT&T's in on it too. Guilty until proven innocent.
The internet service providers mentioned in the article happen to be major companies associated with the media that is pirated. And verizon, known for blocking access to websites in the past. Surely this must only be a coincidence...
God I love having an independent internet provider.
That has the potential for abuse of power. I'm sure the intentions are well meaning, and for a while, they might do exactly what they promise, but..
What's to stop a CS guy/gal who's been pissed on one too many times and they falsify something on your account?
Who knows where this could lead? This is kinda creepy. They want to defend copyrights? That's fine. Go ahead. But I tell you that this won't end here. They'll dig deeper and deeper and go after personal information, stuff like that, and it's going to be friggin' creepy knowing your ISP is watching whatever you do.
Notes on the account is one thing. Records in the system stating otherwise is something else. These days the DMCA sends the ISP a letter of complaint which is forwarded to the customer. The customer can say he or she has an unprotected/unsecured wireless connection, but it doesn't matter. The customer's IP address is what they look at when the download happens. I'm sure there's ways around it, but I'm not going to mention it nor am I going to go into it.
The only thing I see from all this is.....privacy issues and concerns would cause people to leave or try to bum the signal off of someone who has an unsecured wireless connection. *shrugs*. .......
This is where it goes too far... It's impossible for them to ID anyone pirating downloads without monitoring every single bit and byte, including e-mails, Paypal and bank passwords... one intern watching all this could wipe out a person in an instant if they wanted to. They could lose millions of customers over this, and most will have never downloaded a movie or TV show in their lives, just because they dont want their every move monitored... It amazes me this could even be legal, it's like someone recording me through my bedroom window, difference is I can't pull the blinds shut on these people.
Although the scheme is stupid and dumb and devious for many reasons, this is not true.
Thankfully, I'm entirely honest and buy legal copies of said media.
But, really, this is stupid.
Well that's a marginal relief at best... still would like to know how they can identify piracy without being invasive to privacy.
You guys at least have enought money and a good enought life standard to afford buying an original DVD or blu-ray, or an original game form time to time...
Where I live buying an original copy of ANYTHING is almost basicaly the same as buying the whole fucking HD LED flat screen TV!
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